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tonight from nbc's john yang. >> reporter: today family and friends mourned 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, killed yesterday in a quiet south side neighborhood less than a mile from president obama's chicago home. just last week, she was in washington for the inauguration as a member of her high school drill team. >> hurts to know that another good one is gone. >> she was shot once in the back as she huddled with a group of teens under a canopy, escaping the rain. >> she was with her crowd, the kids doing the right things, the kids with promising futures, trying to become somebody special. >> reporter: since saturday, chicago has reported 11 homicides, nine by gunshot. the toll on parents across the country is mounting. shirley chambers hangs up the suit she just bought for her son, ronnie, the suit he'll be buried in. 33-year-old ronnie chambers was killed on chicago's west side early saturday, shot in the head with what police say was an assault weapon. >> i thought sure ronnie was going to grow to be an old man. i really did. but god called him home. >> reporter: he was shirley chambers
it was. his mission and what it means for the tourists who go there every day. >>> john can'twell is a man trying to put history back together on alka traz island. the 20-year veteran national park ranger has made it hismission to bring pieces of the take a look have escaped over the years back home. it's been more than a few years since the penitentiary on al alcatraz was closed for good. 60 years next march since a prison guard last worked here. a guardian angel, though -- >> how you doing? >> it has had -- >> good, you ready? >> for the past 20 years. >> excellent. >> that's how long a ranger named john cankwe-- cantwell ha been here. his duties are the same as other rangers, giving tours, meeting people. >> the next year, 1937. >> and sharing old stories. >> two convicts broke out of the factory where nay work -- >> there is an extra mile ranger john goes, returning to this national treasure. some of its lost treasure. >> that's what keeps me going is all these little projects that i can get involved with. >> you see, when the federal bureau of prisons abandoned alcatraz
, john harbaugh. >> keeping it all in the family, the parents and family are here. the moment the last second came off the clock in the game between the patriots and ravens, the storyline of had harbaugh exploded, the storyline got just a little bit bigger. jim and john taking the stage earlier today to address questions from the media. it was the first time in history that both super bowl head coaches held a combined press conference, john a little better dressed and long winded but the brother-in-law love was present. >> and just want to start by saying what an honor it is for both of us to be here with each other. no question about it, what a very exciting moment it is. but more than that, to -- for our families to be here. >> i concur. the way the players have played, to me, that is why we are here. not because of any coaching decisions or any way that we were when we were kids. but, you know, so, really a credit to those men and looking forward to the game. >> i concur. >> we are with fiercely loyal. there's no do it. we all would say. that not just of one another and we always ha
, and you would look around and say i don't care what we're doing, whose got it better than us, john told me was a little ticked he brought that to the niners. >> the complete interview with the parents of jim and john harbaugh, coming up in sports. >> all right, dave. we'll catch up with him in about 15 minutes. stay with nbc bay area for complete super bowl coverage. we have the largest team of bay area photographers and reporters in new orleans, bringing you updated stories both on air and on line at nbcbayarea.com. >>> is $1 million enough? it's a record fine. cal osha says chevron should pay $1 million for the richmond refinery fire in october. but chevron plans to appeal. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney is in richmond this evening with the new details. terry? >> reporter: yeah, good evening. according to cal osha, there wasn't anything more they could do. this is the largest fine they have ever proposed. it's also the largest they could possibly do under the circumstances, all because of what happened at this refinery in richmond on august 6th. according to cal osha report, a series of
off by getting more on all of it tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the signs are small, and they're far from conclusive. and we have had had false starts before. but economists are pointing to data that suggests that maybe, just maybe, we could be in for stronger economic growth this year, which has already started off with a bang. today, the stock market winning streak marked its fourth straight week. and this week, encouraging signs on jobs and higher home prices. today, the government reported that sales of new homes shot up nearly 20% in 2012, and home prices went up almost 14%. >> this is the new pricing power. >> reporter: diana olick covers real estate for cnbc. >> home building definitely improved in 2012, but nowhere near where we need it to be. we're still running half the housing starts as we would be in a normal year. >> reporter: 2012 home sales were only a third of the record set in 2005. any improvement is good news for truberry custom homes outside columbus, ohio. they haven't been this busy since th
is for sure, he's a security pioneer and more recently an international fugitive. we'll have john mcafee's candid interview with raj mathai, what he says about the media storm surrounding him. >>> and right now on the radar, things are relatively dry after a warmer day around the bay area but changes are ahead and they're really going to drop our temperatures and keep a chance of some showers in our forecast. we'll show you that when we come back. >>> a legal marijuana grow business is out of business tonight. police found about 400 marijuana plants at the home on dixon road. they had a street value of approximately $600,000. police then searched the second home and arrested 38-year-old ho. he's in jail for illegal marijuana cultivation and theft of utilities. >>> protecting the state's big cats. california's mountain lions may get more state protection under a law introduced on the peninsula. three mountain lions including two cubs were fatally shot by game wardens over the last two years prompting state senator hill to propose a bill giving wardens nonlethal alternatives to dealing
that back then a grand jury voted to indict both john and patty ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death in connection with the case but the district attorney refused to sign the indictment order. d.a. alex hunter did not believe he could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. legal experts are unsure whether hunter's decision not to sign the indictment is consistent with colorado grand jury law. the ramseys and their now adult son burke were exonerated in the case in july of 2008. >>> a young man died in his morgan hill home early this morning and now a santa clara county sheriff says the death is suspicious. deputies responded to reports of gunshots near oak valley road and shielda avenue. when deputies arrived a neighbor told them a man might be dead in his home. they found a 30-year-old man inside unresponsive and efforts to resuscitate the 30-year-old man were unsuccessful. >>> a neighborhood safety meeting drew so many residents that they didn't fit in the pizza parlor where that meeting was being held. they were drawn to the meeting because of a recent rash of thefts a
happen. then again, there's nothing normal about this super bowl. jim and john harbaugh, you know the story, and not to be forgotten, jay harbaugh, the 23-year-old son of jim harbaugh. jay works for the ravens. all sorts of harbaughs here. a series of reports. scott budman in san jose with the last-minute travel rush for fans and, how about this, news of slashed ticket prices. we begin with ahmed fareed. i hear music in the background. take it away now. >> reporter: yeah, raj, they are partying here in new orleans, the party city. that would make sense. harbaugh versus harbaugh storyline was in danger of being tapped out two weeks ago but both jim and john did a good job turning that focus on the players. but today that focus got turned back on jim and john, the h harbaugh brothers in the cross hairs once again. they were making some nfl history. our own mindi bach with the story. >> reporter: for the first ever joint super bowl press conference featuring both head coaches. jim harbaugh arrived in his typical coaching attire, perhaps signaling an end to his unusual friendliness wi
pioneer creating an antivirus software company that bears his name. but these days john mcafee is more known for making headlines about a murder in belize and his very unconventional lifestyle. raj mathai traveled to portland. and true to his character, mcafee doesn't hold back. >> is your story, you pick which way we should lean on this. the story of a one-man implosion or the story of the rebirth of john mcafee? >> well, you know, you have to decide that yourself. >> i might. but i'm asking you. >> you know, i don't feel like someone who has imploded. you know, i feel like someone who's been through a lot, and much of what i've been through, you know, is actually not much worse than my first marriage. so you know, it's not like something tragic happened to me. some drama happened to me. i took care of myself. i escaped. i am here. >> not some drama. this is a lot of drama. >> for you a lot of drama. >> against you, a drug culture, hoaxes, teenaged girlfriend, a lot of drama. millions of dollars. that's not just some drama. >> hear what else mcafee tells raj about his early days in si
correspondent john harwood. john, my question to you, is this a reflection of the dysfunction in congress or are we looking at folks who face tough re-election battles? >> reporter: a little bit of both. history tells us 2014 will be a difficult year for democrats. that influenced harkin and jay rockefeller. saxby chambliss may have faced a primary challenge. you also can't overlook the effects of age. both rockefeller and harkin are over 70 years old. chambliss would be over 70 by the time of the 2014 election. >> is there the potential for a fundamental change in ideology in both houses? >> reporter: not a fundamental change in ideology, but you do see the senate becoming somewhat fresher. already 60 out of a hundred senators came, when barack obama came in 2005 or later, and fresh members of the senate are more impatient with the dysfunction of the place. we saw some of the effects this past week with the agreement among republicans and democrats to slightly streamline filibuster procedures. >> all right. john harwood, good to have you on with us tonight. thanks. >>> as secretary of st
, technically, anyway, for the first time in more than three decades. and john kerry no longer a senator from massachusetts, has been sworn in to replace her. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, at the state department for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. with egypt on fire and a suicide bomber attacking the u.s. embassy compound in turkey, there was no time to celebrate the changing of the guard at the state department. even on her last day as secretary of state, hillary clinton was calling the turkish foreign minister and the u.s. ambassador in ankara. >> of course, we live in very complex and even dangerous times as we saw again just today at our embassy in ankara. >> reporter: the embassy in turkey is old, build in the 1950s but the front gate is separate from the main building and well defended by marines. >> that actually insured this wasn't far worse than it could have been. >> reporter: clinton's state department farewell was bittersweet. she took time to tour the building, saying goodbye to cafeteria workers. in the crowd, u.n.
to issue and vary depending on what the subject is. i don't think anybody thinks that john boehner is going to let the country go off the fiscal cliff. he's not going to hurt the economy. he's not going to allow that to happen. chris: is he in control? >> that's the big question. chris: "national journal." a lot of reporting now that what's going to happen the republicans are going to go with -- they're going to let defense cuts take effect because that means a lot of the domestic cuts take effect which is conservativism and getting their way. also possibly hurting the economy. although that's a conspiratorial notion on my part. what are the republicans going to do? big issue coming up. >> we reported this week that they're going -- the moving toward letting those across the board cuts go in and this is the best shot we have at it. budget control. it's going to become the law. march 1. so there's no debate about that. and to undo them, democrats are demanding tax increases. and republicans are saying no way. chris: an expert on capitol hill. kelly. what do you think -- when you go around an
for days and others for hours. >> the fact that one of the dead, john brad bury was her ancestor sparked her interest to learn more of the history. history she later discovered that was not always correct. >> it was raining on that particular day. >> rushed and incomplete reporting at the time of the disaster led to misconceptions about things such as where the accident happened. clare and fellow researches figure you had it to be just north of where the bridge is today. and she commissioned to be what she believes to be the only accurate drawing of what the steamboat looked like. but it was research into who was on board that didn't survive that most intrigued clare. documents, and graves at mission delores in san francisco and others around the country filled in the detail. >> it took quite a while before i really realized what i was on to. >> aboard the jenny lind was an impressive gathering of bay area elite. a group instrumental in the lobbying effort to make san jose, california's state capitol. all of them wiped out in a single day. sacramento was named the permanent capitol less
. >>> inspiring milestone from johns hopkins hospital, where last month an army veteran has lost all four limbs underwent a remarkable transplant. today, the 26-year-old new yorker talked to reporters and said quite simply, quote, i feel like i'm getting a second chance. you will agree with that assessment when you see his story from jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: brandon wheeled himself into a packed news conference in baltimore. what's remarkable, he did it with a pair of arms he received six weeks ago in a double transplant operation. >> i never really accepted the fact that i didn't have arms, so now that i have them again, it's almost like it never happened. >> reporter: as an army private in iraq, he lost both his legs and arms to a roadside bomb. the military's first quadruple amputee to survive. but he never gave up hope, and amazingly, considered himself lucky. >> i was still alive. that's really all that mattered to me. >> reporter: for nearly four years, he suffered through the pain of therapy at walter reed hospital. >> hurts anything that touches them. >> reporter: he mastered his
are in this country, foreign workers, hi-tech workers to stay. richard? >> so for california's economy. john kerry will be the official secretary of state. only three opposed. senator kerry immediately submitted his resignation to massachusetts governor who later today will announce his choice to replace kerry on an interim basis. a new election will be held june 25 25th. >> s.e.c. clinton reflected on her time in office. >> what do you think didn't go well? what went wrong? >> well, benghazi went wrong. you know, that was a terrible example of trying to get the right balance between being in a threatening place or not being there. >> reporter: when she campaigned against barack obama, she said she was better prepared to handle world crisis. >> there's a phone in the white house and it's ringing. >> when that phone call rings at 3:00 in the morning who is best prepared to answer it in 2016? >> well, that is to be decided by the american people. but one thing i've learned the phone rings day and night. >> reporter: but after a fall damaged her left eye temporarily requiring glasses with a special p
a convoy bound for hezbollah militants in lebanon. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry gave a sometimes emotional good-bye speech wednesday to his senate colleagues. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy. i can't help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> kerry will be sworn in friday as the next secretary of state. >>> white house spokesman jay carney said the president is praying for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who was gunned down on tuesday in chicago. pendleton had performed with her high school band at last week's presidential inauguration in washington. >>> a shocking revelation in this scandal involved the moteer dame football player manti te'o. after talking to ronaiah tuiasosopo dr. phil mcgraw was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you? and he says yes. i said, are you then therefore gay? he said, well, if you put it that way, yes. >> dr. phil said the hoaxster told him manti t'eo was not inv
for senator charlie hagel. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate a lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: and clarified his stan on iran. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs the president's position that iran cannot be allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> that was nbc's kelly o'donnell. >>> los angeles archbishop has taken action against his predecessor. the official action was taken in response to the priest's abuse scandal and reco
proud are you? it's no more proud than when like jim or john made the basketball team. we're always proud as parents and this is great. but it's no different than any of their other milestones. >> and one thing i know about my parents is they're sincere and honest at all times. if they said it, then that's how fa felt. >> great work by the golden state warriors. let's get out the oracle arena. clay thompson with 27 points. jarret jack with a huge three in the fourth to take the lead. vince karter for the mavericks with a chance to send the game to the overtime session. but he missed his three ball. warriors win 100-97. let's move to the ice. sharks, they remain the only undefeated team thanks to logan and his kaepernicking. it was the seventh straight win to start the season. best start in team history. and on friday, back in new orleans, a big day, jim and john harbaugh take the podium. two brothers coaching teams in super bowl 47. on friday, full all on coverage starting early in the morning. we'll have more news coming up next. >>> and that is going to do it. >> what time is al r
model. jim says it's great that our dad was our hero and john says the same thing. jack always says they get the passion and the reason they're a little fired up because of jackie harbaugh. >> i just think we both have a lot of passion for what we do. and i think my role has been always that i made sure that my sons and my daughter respect what jack does and understands what he does as a father, and that's the most important thing for me as a mother, that they understand that. and they do respect him, and they do love him so much. >> jack, when you were driving them around in the back seat and you'd look around and say, i don't care what we're doing, who's got it better than us? john told me he was a little ticked jim brought that to the niners. he wished they brought it to the ravens. >> i think he shared that with me as well. i saw john got one with enthusiasm. >> which jim uses, too. >> john snuck that into his press conference today trying to get a one-up on jim. >> no, but i think that one we used to say more than anything. >> reporter: attack the day? >> attack the day. and th
's not every day that someone gets to say thanks a billion and really mean it. and that is what johns hopkins university in baltimore is saying to new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg. this weekend, bloomberg made a gift of $350 million to his alma matter, the large nest the university's history. brought his total gifts to johns hop kips to $1.1 billion t all began with a $5 donation in 1965, the year after bloomberg graduated. it brings new meaning to the term "giving back." certainly bigger meaning to that term. >>> when we come back, how they were finally reunite you had after the storm. we will meet the ladies of the golden age club. 's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because
as head catched. jim and john harbaugh. now they're meeting in the super bowl. that's never happened before either. and today they went on stage together for the first time, a joint press conference. that is pretty unusual. but that's what they did. and a lot of people were watching. they took the stage to address questions from the media. and there was a lot. the first time in history both super bowl coaches have held a combined news conference. and the brotherly love was certainly evident. >> i just want to start by saying what an honor it is for both of us. to be here with each other, no question about it. what a very excites moment it is. but even more than that, to -- for our families to be here. >> i concur. the way our players have played, to me that is why we're here. not because of any coaching decisions or any way that we were when we were kids. but, you know. so really credit to those men. and looking forward to the game. >> i concur. [ laughter ] we are fiercely loyal there is no doubt. we would all say that. not just of one another, and we always have been. that's defini
that john left the company in 19 t 4 and has not been involved since: keith, an executive at square posted a blog. >> well, bay area sports fans have to be salivating at the prospect of another champions p championship. unlike the giants, the 49ers are actually flavored to begin. >> well, this certainly znt going to be a pop queue lar gix. >> think about the things that define the football faem. looking back at the last 20 super bowls, the average experience of the winning quarterback is 6.75 seasons chlgts in fact, only three quarterbacks have won a super bowl with two years of smoompbs. >> the niners are also known for a stel lart defense. >> coming in at 9.2. >> last regular season record indicated that they're a better football season. but in the last two decades, the team with the better record has won the game only 8 times. so record is basically a wash. which is to say it doesn't mean anything. now, while some of these figures seem a little unpalette about, i do hear the good piece of nusz. the most important metric was relewised today. so therive it. >> very wise of you. that's wh
away your long johns just yet. not a weather guy, but that's my thought. >>> super bowl weekend, a party in new orleans. jenna wolfe has spent the past few days. what's going on down in the big easy? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the
't have to be reminded to leave it all on the field. john henry smith has more on one of the toughest 49ers, frank the tank. >> reporter: frank gore was part of some lean years in san francisco, but he never lost faith in the players on the roster. >> i knew we had talent. i knew we had the guys do. it like patrick vernon, you know, justin smith, you know, crabtree. you know, the list can go on. you know, we've had the guys. we just -- we had the people in front of us to lead us the right way. >> reporter: now gore is leading. while much of the national talk has been about the ravens trying to win one for ray lewis, the 469 are focused on winning -- 49ers are focused on winning for guys like randy moss and frank gore. >> made me feel great knowing that guys got respect for me. you know, they knowing how much i love the game of football. you know, know that i'd do whatever it take to win it for them. you know, we went through hard times. i've been here since '05, and it took me, what, eight years, seven years to get to the playoffs. that's tough. >> frank is a leader on the team. he defin
the harbowl. brothers john and jim harbaugh giving their press conference this morning. they talked about how they're preparing for the big day and the reality that one of them will be going home very did i pointed when this game is all over. >> you do think about sh obviously, in any game, that's always something you think about. so it's not really about -- jim has pointed this out before. it's not really about how we're going to feel. you know, every coach, every player, everybody in the organization, when you win, everybody -- it's jubilation, and when you lose it's just bitter disappointment. because so much goes into it. it will be no different in this game. >> coaching wise it's been very much the same. you're in a dark room, you're watching tape, watching the baltimore ravens, studying them. and then getting with the players, getting out on the practice field. that's been wonderful, wonderful. we've had great practices. >> well, both the coaches there very low key taking this one all in stride. mom and dad, jackie and jack much more entertaining earlier this week. but these two, jim an
in the jon-benet ramsey case. reports that a grand jury actually indicted john and patsy ramsey in connection with the death. why did the prosecutor decline to try that case? >>> we begin with that tragic nightclub fire in brazil. mike taibbi has the latest. mike, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. it has been a dead lly combinatn in the past, a nightclub filled with revelers and pyrotechnics and few too ways to escape led to panic. in santa maria, it was packed with its usual saturday nightclub when, at 2:00 in the morning, disaster. a swift-moving fire filled the ground-floor club with thick smoke. witnesses said club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking p patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, some victims were trampled. most died of smoke inhalation. many witnesses told police this fire was triggered by the use of some incindiery device on stage. >> the band used fireworks and as we heard it was usual for this presentation but the ceiling was too short. >> reporter: some club goers who did make it out join
it the harbaugh bowl, but don't expect any brotherly love during the super bowl. jim and john harbaugh are focused on the big picture, which is doing whatever it takes to win the lombardi trophy. 49ers travel to new orleans tomorrow. the red and gold very confident after claiming the nfc championship. >> i knew we had the talent. i knew we had the guys to do it, like patrick vernon, just justin smith. list goes on. we had the guys. i don't think we had the right people in front to lead it the right way. >> you talk about san francisco, only come to mind, jay rice, joe montana, now we trying to close that bridge and make you talk about patrick willis, j justinsmith. they was the team back in the day. we trying to be the team there now. >> we are eight days away from super bowl xlvii. the countdown is on. when you want a story covered the right way, count on nbc bay area and comcast sportsnet bay area to deliver the right bay. live super bowl reports from new orleans begin tomorrow. we have the latest on the 49ers and ravens, believe me, you don't want to miss it. >>> over to the ice. avs and sharks
republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans demand better protection and company cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into sharp he focus as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian moore, nsa news, washington. >>> making dinner could get a lot more expensive. the price of tomatoes could double. a 17-year u.s. trade agreement to ill port tomatoes from mexico could end in a few months if u.s. growers get their
. both parties -- big deals happen in washington when the political self interests align. and john mccain has been very straightforward about the self interests of the republican party. they have got to fix their problems with hispanics, and that's why they're at the table. >> all right, chuck todd, at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> it has been exactly three months since hurricane sandy tore up the east coast, and finally tonight, after a four-week delay, the senate gave final approval to a $50 billion aid package to help the region rebuild. this bill was delayed when the clock ran out. you'll recall at the new year on the legislative session before a vote could be scheduled, which sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle. tens of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, for starters, are still out of their wrecked homes, or living without adequate heat in the dead of winter. >>> now to news of a big reversal being considered tonight by the boy scouts of america. a fundamental change in their long-standing policy toward gay scouts and scout leaders. our
. in washington, the senate foreign relations committee votes on john kerry to be secretary of state. that happens today. a full senate vote could reach the floor this afternoon. meanwhile, outgoing secretary hillary clinton will hold a town hall style forum at state department, taking questions in person and online. >>> daredevil nik wallenda is getting ready to perform his latest trick. yesterday he scoped out locations for a high-wire walk. 180 feet above his hometown of sarasota, florida. wallenda famously walked across niagara falls last june. >>> and happy birthday to tv talk queen oprah winfrey. she turns 59 today. looking good. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. matt sits down with al gore to talk about climate change and his vision for where the world is headed. >>> and music mogul tommy mottola opens up about working with some of the big
to talk about family life with jim and john, then on friday, they'll hold a joint press conference. super bowl sunday would not be complete without watching it with a group of people in some bars and san francisco are offering cheap and in some case, free drinks to draw a big crowd. >> you can get the good vibrations going. but that seems to be going against a warning by ed lee aim ed at bar and restaurant owners. he wants them to limit beverage sales during the super bowl action. christie smith is live in san francisco where she talked to some of those bartenders and patrons. i'm sure they're not in love with this idea. >> yeah, bartenders are offering up all sort of food and drink ideas. 49er themed of course. they are getting very creative and are very excited about super bowl sunday. some are saying they may even offer up free shots every time that the 49ers get a touchdown. that's what we're hearing may be happening. this is a far cry from what san francisco mayor ed lee was talking about just a couple of days ago when he was thinking it might be best to limit serving up bar and alco
john kerry to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. he submitted his letter of resignation as senator effective friday. >>> a senate hearing today on the issue of gun violence. officials from the national rifle association are set to face off with advocates for weapon control, including astronaut mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> help is on the way for victims of superstorm sandy across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50.5 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? take a look. on a wire about 200 feet above it. here is the bird's-eye view. it's taken from a camera hooked on to his balancing pole. it may make you nauseous. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. it is 7:11. >> i'm dizzy just watching it. >> he had cameras on both ends of the pole. >> mr. roker, back with more of a check on the weather. >> the west coast for our fri
, at least this week they are, jack and jackie harbaugh, as in the proud parents of jim and john, tonight, dad tells us he is no more proud today than when watching had his boys play growing up in palo alto. >> some of the best moments we had was in the high school. we used to play on friday afternoons and we came down and watched. >> they are all hanging out in palo alto and now they are all hanging out in new orleans. we will have more with the harbaugh parents at 6:00. >> we will see you then. bye-bye. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> on our broadcast tonight, the time is now. that's a quote from a dramatic appeal from gabby giffords, pleading with congress to act
opponent is also a military friend, senator john mccain. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it is far more complicated than that. >> that is the tone on capitol hill. >> the police department held a moving ceremony today to remember an officer killed in the line of doubty he was killed four decades ago. reserve officers lester coal was hit while setting out flares. he was the first palo alto police officer killed in the line of duty. department the department had an official grave site ceremony to remember him. the chief says the tribute was long overdue. >> we kept thinking at some point we should do a better job. >> coal's widow said her husband loved helping people and loved volunteering. she said he wouldn't have minded that the ceremony was 44 years late. >>> san francisco's arch bishop is making international news comparing same sem marriage with male breast-feeding. a catholic newspaper in great britain quotes him as
from the iraq war to survive after losing all four limbs. the surgery was done at john hopkins hospital in baltimore last month. brandon's father says his son is really excited about his new arms. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, a quick roundup of what has you talking online. say it ain't so, michelle williams is shooting down rumors of a destiny's child at the super bowl half time show. most famous alumnist, beyonce, is headlining the show. but williams says she will be touring and can't be there. >>> everyone loves gangnam style. the guy who made this handmade flip book of the music video that goes shot for shot with the video may just love it more than you do. check it out. ♪ gangnam style gangnam style ♪ >> that is unbelievable. the original now, by the way, has more than 1.2 billion hits on youtube. the flip book version has about 1 billion hits to go with it. >>> a pep talk, where better to get it than from the kid president? >> this is awesome. get out there. i don't know everything. i'm just a kid. but i do know this. >> the self appointed voice of a generation
in and try to mediate this situation. with a hidden camera rolling, i met the cabinet man. his name is john altman. john, i'm chris hansen from "dateline nbc." from the beginning, altman was not happy to see me. >> i left a job with 15 kitchens going on to come over here and meet a customer. i can't believe you waisted my time. >> i've got a list of people who say they hired you off of craigslist. >> right. >> and they gave you money and that you did not do the work. >> right. i have three people in the last three years that played game with me and did not get their kitchen. >> fair enough. he clearly wasn't thrilled when i told him we brought scott and danielle along. why don't we have a little discussion with scott and danielle. >> i said get out of my office. now you're aggravating me. >> so with the music playing from a nearby ice cream truck, altman made clear that he was no mr. softy. just chat with scott and danielle for a minute. >> talk to them about what? >> about their complaint that you didn't do the work you promised to do. come on. fair is fair. fair is fair. >> goodbye. >> we
to win. >> john ross, you always think it's you against us. when you stop thinking like that, you'll realize you're just as much a part of this company as the rest of us. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, he doesn't believe it. >> no. >> patrick duffy back as bobby and linda gray back as sue ellen. >> that's rude that you are drinking. >> nobody said to me this morning -- i saw you downstairs. you talked about the premier of the show, and he goes what is this cleanse thing you guys are on? i'm out of here. i wouldn't have come back if i had known. you have to have a glass of red wine, and he said yeah. >> i'm not cleansing. >> no, you are not. >> you are letting the hot studs on the show do all that stuff. wow. >> we're excited you are here. you had the first season. this sounds like a basic question, but is this second season a continuation? do we have to have watched the first to catch on? >> the writers have done an amazing job. you don't have -- you wouldn't have had to. things will catch you up a little bit. you can jump right in because you have to go to the bathroom, have your snacks, si
through on. i cried so much. i became like known as the john boehner of "30 rock". i could not stop crying. >> for an actress you had a regular job, get up, go to the same place. how has it been since you stopped film something what is the new normal? >> wonderful. i have a 21-month-old son at home. so that is wonderful. it was awesome to see red carpet reunion with them. but i'm hoping my new job will be outside with lenny now. >> you're welcome. we're actually accepting applications right now for that. speaking of reunion, have you and your other cast mates talked about doing something down the road again, maybe getting back together? >> you mean like a "30 rock" movie or something? >> yeah. a sequel. >> i don't know if that's really going to happen. certainly like tonight for the series finale -- i hate saying those two words -- we're all going to get together and watch it together. as you know, you made a guest star appearance. >> in the spirit of your character jenna, let's make this about me. how do you think i did? >> i think you did wonderful. it's been such a joy to share "30 rock
's been all harbaugh all the time at the super bowl and more of that tomorrow as jim and john, the two head coaches in this game, will hold a joint press conference. coming up later in sports, we'll talk more 49ers and jim kozimor will be here talking about vernon davis and why this is the best year of his life. reporting live from the super bowl in new orleans, ahmed fa read, nbc bay area news. >> nice work and great exclusive access for dave feldman and jim harbaugh. be careful of that new kaepernick jersey you just bought. counterfeiting combined with technology means modern crooks can counterfeit almost everything including super bowl gear. investigators from homeland security and customs enforcement displayed stacks of 49er footballs, hats, jersey t-shirts, today in san francisco. they aren't for sale. all of this is evidence part of a hall of more than $330 million worth of phony nfl merchandise seized in the bay area alone as part of operation red zone. agents targeted items sold online and right on your neighborhood street. >> just my own personal experience yesterday i was com
with them. for "today," john yang, nbc news, chicago. >> lester? >> thanks. >>> now to a revealing story about snoring. you may think of it as annoying or just an inconvenience. new research suggests it's much more serious, possibly even worse than smoking or obesity. gabe gutierrez has details. [ snoring ] >> reporter: it's a constant battle in bedrooms. >> roll over, please. >> reporter: now a wake-up call. snoring is serious. >> it affects my sleep patterns. it affects how i perform at work. >> reporter: jim kelly broke his nose in high school and hasn't slept well since. just ask his wife. >> you can hear it through the walls. and it reverberates, and it's the really deep, throaty snore occasionally. and so, yeah, it -- it can be a nuisance. [ snoring ] >> reporter: a new study shows it's just the beginning. doctors at henry ford hospital in detroit examined 54 patients. turns out those who snore head thicker carotid arteries, that could slow blood flow to the brain, putting snorers at greater risk for heart disease than being overweight, smoking, or having high cholesterol. how sign
they began their final preparations for super bowl xlvii and upon arrival, their head coach, john harbaugh, he spoke with the media, and hi talked about what this trip mines to his time. >> this is pretty cool. this is pretty exciting. we're really excited to be higher. we're thrilled tbe here. on and a half of the baltimore ravens and the entire organization, the city, the grater baltimore air, maryland, ravens fansive where, we're proud to be participants in the super bowl. we're going to do our best to play our best in this game. >> and there are bigger story lines in the super bowl week. that means that sports and politics will now start to administration together. president barack obama was asked if he had a son, would he want his son to play football? will, the president had this response. and it seems quite simple. i'm a big football fan, says the president. but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. i think those of white house love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change
peanut butter. good morning, jack. lemon, i'm helping to organize a little fundraising dinner for john mccain this weekend, and i need some women to attend. so it doesn't turn into another giant sausage fest. well, i don't know. what's the committee to reinvade vietnam? just say you'll come. jonathan's going to round up all the cool republican celebrities. [laughing] like who, chuck norris? no, c. nor and i had a falling-out after i switched to another dojo. ah, well, sorry, but i'm not giving anybody money until there's campaign finance reform. also, i'm saving up money for a new humidifier. it's the same model that's keeping larry king alive. oh, and i want you to book the subway hero onto the show. who? the subway hero. do you not watch the news? food network doesn't have a news show. this guy stepped in front of a train to save a total stranger who had fallen on the tracks. he pulled him between the rails, and the train missed their heads by inches. wow, that's amazing. i know. every show wants a guest appearance by the subway hero, but we have an advantage. we do? for his exceptio
attack today on hagel's judgment. john mccain seized on hagel's vocal opposition to the surge of troops in iraq in 2007. >> the question, senator hagel, the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: hagel knew he who damage control to do. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a, quote, jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people in congress. >> name one person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: outside the hearing, senators of both parties were critical. >> i'm going to be candid. i think that chuck hagel is much more comfortable asking questions than answering them. >> i don't think it's going very well. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear his commitment to israel's security. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: and clarify his stand on iran. h
called me the john gotti. >> the prisoner was worried sick. the prosecutor who had just convicted keen and put him behind bars suddenly wanted to talk. a top secret meeting, no less. what more could he do to jimmy? >> he was the last person i expected to hear from. he was my biggest fear. >> but keen's fears went off the charts when the prosecutor larry beaumont slid an accordian file in his direction. on top was a grisly photo of a dead girl. >> i flip the next page, and here's another mutilated dead girl. i'm thinking, whoa, wait a second. >> you're probably thinking that he is about to charge you with something else. >> i had been pretty rough on him in the initial prosecution. >> jimmy was in the dark. he had no idea the crazy scheme beaumont had in mind. >> he said, gem jimmy, listen, this is something we have another person on. he has killed many, many young women, and i personally think you're the one that can help us with this. >> this turned out to be an investigation to try and catch a suspected serial killer. beaumont, an outside the box thinker, believed this convict, jimmy
, jewish heiress, plus a score by john kander and fred ebb that provided the songs and social commentary on the times. with its gritty realistic approach that broke with the tradition of the old style musical, "cabaret" was hailed as a groundbreaking film, provocative, risque, and wildly compelling. and wildly entertaining. >> yeah! >> here they are, liza minnelli, joel grey, marissa berenson, and michael york. hi, ladies and gentlemen. >> when you hear that word, 40, i heard you all go oh, my gosh. musten earth shattering to all of you. [ laughter ] >> it's bizarre, because it feels like yesterday. but it also feels like 40 years ago. >> yeah, yeah. it was so monumental in all of your lives. >> it seems like watching your chemistry on the couch, you guys have stayed close through all the years. has your relationship maintained? >> we've been cuddled up for years. >> it was a great experience, which bonded everyone, because we bonded with bob fosse. i think that's what was so special about it, we were his friends and he inspired us, he directed us, and we loved him and gave as much as we
serve. that's why we're here. ♪ >>> the president's nominee to run the state department, senator john kerry, faced questions before the senate foreign relations committee this week. during his opening remarks, he was interrupted by an anti-war protester, which triggered this personal reply. >> when i first came to washington to testify, i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard. and that is above all what this place is about. >> nearly 42 years ago, it was kerry who aimed to have his voice heard when he first appeared on capitol hill not as a politician but as a protester. the year, 1971. he was part of an anti-war group testifying before that very committee. but it was days before on this program where kerry gave the country its first look at a future leader. and it's this morning's "meet the press" moment. >> we are down here to demand that those who call themselves the most committed of all in this country, namely the senators and congressmen, who have been talking peace for the past few years, that these men exercise their res
. this afternoon to begin their final preparation for super bowl xlvii and upon arrival their head coach john harbaugh spoke with the media and he told everyone what this trip means to his team. >> this is pretty cool. this is pretty exciting. we're excited to be here. we're thrilled to be here. on behalf of the baltimore ravens, the entire organization, the city, the greater baltimore area, maryland. ravens fans everywhere, we're proud to be participants in the sup super bowl. we'll do our best to play our best in this game. >> so both teams in town. now we'll have to wait until sunday for super bowl xlvii. coming up later on in the 6:00, we're going to have the streets of the crescent city. that's coming up later on in sports. and, raj, i'm going to work on that extra ticket for you. from the banks of the mississippi, i'm jim kozimor. >> and jessica. >> don't forget about me! don't leave me out of this. >> no, no. just one ticket. just one ticket, no, no, no. >> i'll fight raj for it. thank you, jim. okay, there's a new super bowl bet that ensures someone is going to be crabby after the gam
check. back to you. >>> the senate overwhelmingly confirms five-term senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. the final vote in the senate was 94-3. after he's sworn in later this week he'll face a long list of global concerns including iran's controversial nuclear program, security challenges in north africa and the middle east and departmental changes in response to that deadly terrorist attack in benghazi. kerry is replacing hillary clinton who told a global town hall meeting today when she steps down she'll write a memoir about her years at the state department. mrs. clinton had also added she will not be addressing the 2016 election. >>> another change to president obama's cabinet, transportation secretary ray lahood is resigning. the only republican still left on president obama's first term cabinet says he intends to remain in office until his successor is confirmed that will probably be another two months from now. he says working in the cabinet was, quote, the best public service job he's ever had. >>> a horrific discovery in syria today. at least 60 people dead i
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